Submission Deadline Extended

It is not too late to submit an abstract and join us for the SAC Spring Conference in Palo Alto.


Proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and special events should be submitted by February 15th, 2018 to

Registration fees should be paid to AAA before submitting abstracts. If your paper is not accepted, you may request a refund of your registration fees. Submissions will not be accepted unless registration is completed by the submission deadline. Acceptance notifications will be sent by March 1st, 2018.

Limit: one paper or presentation per person, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Program Chair. Session organizers may submit individual papers for inclusion in their sessions. Please indicate whether you will require audio-visual equipment for your presentation. A projector, screen and laptop will be made available.

HOTEL REGISTRATION: The 2018 conference will be held at the Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. (on the San Francisco Peninsula) Conference participants can stay at the nearby Dinah’s Garden Hotel Palo Alto 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Please contact the reservation desk and mention that you are with SAC to receive a special room rate: Phone: (650) 493-2844

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Sean Hinton at

Special Announcements

SAC is excited to announce a new membership discount. Up until the Spring 2018 conference, anyone can join SAC as an Associate member or student for 10% off. New members enjoy full access to the Anthropology of Consciousness journal, discounted registration rates to meetings, and the full benefits of AAA membership. You can begin to enjoy these benefits by joining SAC before registering. Details:

Promo Code: SACAS18
Discount: 10% off Associate and Student (graduate and undergraduate) memberships
Timeline: December 15, 2017 – March 25, 2018

The code should be entered at checkout on the join/renew form.

This year the Board and the greater membership of SAC will be re-visioning SAC’s Mission and Future Vision during the conference. We invite you to contribute to this dialogue by attending the 2018 conference Visioning Circle. The day following the Visioning Circle, we will host a Participatory Action Planning session for those interested in being part of the new future. This is a unique opportunity to join the leadership of SAC, so bring your ideas and energy with you.